Foodable Drops Chef Todd English From Top 100 Social Chefs Guide

Foodable Drops Chef Todd English From Top 100 Social Chefs Guide

Earlier this year, Foodable released its first Top 100 Social Chefs featuring the top-performing U.S. chefs in the digital space. As Foodable gears up to release the anticipated rankings for 2018 in January, a new policy has been implemented.

Foodable is dropping Chef Todd English from its Top 100 Social Chefs ranking due to sexual harassment allegations that arose in November.

This is what Foodable’s editor-in-chief, Paul Barron, had to say on the subject as he detailed the new Foodable policy:

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The Social Chef is More Than Just a Hashtag, It’s a Way of Business

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Between the biggest social platforms — Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube – chefs now have the ability to reach thousands of consumers at one time, in one place. Some chefs share relevant food articles, some Instagram their succulent dishes (#foodporn), and others use their social platforms to unveil daily specials. The best social chefs do all of the above and more. They seek innovation to promote their work, and by doing so, create a brand for themselves. Needless to say, the Social Chef is a huge part of the foodservice industry for the New Age consumer.

To emphasize its importance, DigitalCoCo’s RIZMY Awards, which applauds the best brands rocking it on social and digital media, includes a Social Chef of the Year award in its eight award lineup. Winners, narrowed down from our original Top 20 nominees, were recently announced at the First Annual Foodservice Digital Marketing Summit. The three Social Chef of the Year finalists were each within less than a point of each other.  Read More

Michelle Bernstein Stirs Things Up at Crumb, Keeps it Fresh

Michelle Bernstein Stirs Things Up at Crumb, Keeps it Fresh

Michelle Bernstein - restaurateur, James Beard Award-winning chef, philanthropist, and, by nature, all-around kick-ass female, is taking a new approach, through social, to broaden her restaurant clientele. Because we’re huge advocates of all things Social Chef, we couldn’t pass this one up.

All Across the Board

Miami’s dining scene is certainly an emerging one. Amidst the overpriced touristy spots lining Ocean Drive, which are usually known for their huge Spring Break-esque drinks, sticky tabletops, and overpriced, mediocre fare (we’re going to play nice) spelled out by in-your-face hostesses lining the sidewalk, there are hidden gems. And, while far and few, some not so “hidden” gems that certainly live up to their solid reputation (make sure to check out August’s Miami Foodable Top 25 to get the full scoop on which restaurants consumers are loving most on social right now).

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